Archive for April 2013


Pro Evo 2014 signs up the Asian Champions League

For the foreseeable future, EA’s FIFA series seems to have the Premier League and other European league licensing deals locked down.

By Peter Parrish | 22 Apr 2013 | Comments Off

Nasty Diablo 3 levelling bug surfaces – Paragon 100 in only four days

There’s no Diablo 3 hacking involved, nothing as sinister as that, but some extra weight on your mouse button while you go about your normal day could have you levelled to Paragon 100 in only four days.

By Paul Younger | 22 Apr 2013 | 2

SimCity still on top in UK PC chart

The UK PC charts for week ending 20 April reveal that SimCity holds the top spot for another week.

By Paul Younger | 22 Apr 2013 | Comments Off

Unhappy trails: Call of Juarez’s Gunslingers aren’t big fans of ethics

In real life history, cowboys were chaps who drove cattle from ranches to the (often distant) railways for distribution throughout America.

By Peter Parrish | 22 Apr 2013 | Comments Off

Sanctum 2 Preview

I played a lot of Sanctum. According to Steam, I’ve spent just over 48 hours with the original FPS/tower defence hybrid – almost all of it in two-player co-op – and there aren’t that many Steam games I’ve played more.

By Tim McDonald | 22 Apr 2013 | 2

ArenaNet releases their 16-Bit Guild Wars 2 Rytlock’s Critter Rampage platformer

This year ArenaNet really pushed the boat out for April Fools day with their Guild Wars 2 Super Adventure Box game but there is more to the story of its creation.

By Paul Younger | 20 Apr 2013 | Comments Off

Dead Island Riptide pre-loads on Steam, well sort of

KOCH and Techland has now opened up the pre-loading for Dead Island: Riptide which is released on 25 April.

By Paul Younger | 20 Apr 2013 | Comments Off

World of Tanks accounts compromised – Get free gold

Wargaming are the latest company to have accounts snagged by hackers and they are advising World of Tanks players to make sure they change their passwords.

By Paul Younger | 19 Apr 2013 | 3

SimCity 2.0 patch coming Monday – Fixes finalised

Maxis will be releasing the 2.0 update for SimCity on Monday and they have now locked down all the changes and fixes that will be coming to the game.

By Paul Younger | 19 Apr 2013 | Comments Off

Financial amputation: Surgeon Simulator 2013 launches at 30% off

If you’ve watched today’s IncGamers Plays of Surgeon Simulator 2013 (and you should,) then you’ll know what to expect from this flawless videogame depiction of the pressures of surgery.

By Peter Parrish | 19 Apr 2013 | Comments Off

Polish retailer claims Skyrim: Legendary Edition is planned for June

Polish retailer Ultima (as spotted by Eurogamer Poland,) is claiming that something called Skyrim: Legendary Edition will be offered up as a purchasing suggestion to discerning videogamers from 7 June this year.

By Peter Parrish | 19 Apr 2013 | Comments Off

Bethesda and Shinji Mikami’s project revealed as The Evil Within

So, all of those odd vinyl record and burning flower teasers have been leading up to this.

By Peter Parrish | 19 Apr 2013 | Comments Off

Ensnare beta access if you pre-order The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing

NeoCore is almost ready to release its action-RPG following The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing, with “late May” being the scheduled window.

By Peter Parrish | 19 Apr 2013 | Comments Off

Homeworld IP has been sold, buyer not yet revealed

Remember teamPixel? They were the group hoping to raise funds through IndieGoGo and Kickstarter for a bid on the Homeworld IP that was up for grabs after THQ’s collapse.

By Peter Parrish | 19 Apr 2013 | 1

IncGamers Plays Surgeon Simulator 2013

Welcome to the amateur operating theater, where Dr. Parrish will be trying his unsteady hand at the newly-released Surgeon Simulator 2013 from Bossa Studios.

By Peter Parrish | 19 Apr 2013 | 9

IndieGala, Mass Effect 2 and the pitfalls of political affiliation

Never mind that the latest IndieGala bundle includes the decidedly non-indie Mass Effect 2; the strangest thing about this latest multi-game, pay-what-you-fancy package is the pledge to divert revenue raised from its sales to the election campaign of Canadian politician Matt Toner.

By Peter Parrish | 18 Apr 2013 | 2

Save the 4x space owls: StarDrive to launch on 26 April

Iceberg Interactive and Zero Sum Games have settled on a release date of 26 April for 4x title StarDrive, which will launch on Steam with a 10% discount.

By Peter Parrish | 18 Apr 2013 | Comments Off

Star Trek trailer will authentically convince you of game’s authenticity

Hello children, today’s word is ‘authentic.’ It pops up all over this latest trailer for Digital Extremes’ movie tie-in Star Trek title, to the extent that by the end the people talking about the game seem a little on the desperate side.

By Peter Parrish | 18 Apr 2013 | Comments Off

Gaijin get vocal with War Thunder voice chat

Gaijin’s free to play online flight sim War Thunder is a pretty damn decent title if you’re into your dogfighting and it’s been improved further today with a new feature.

By Paul Younger | 18 Apr 2013 | Comments Off

Dishonored: The Knife of Dunwall DLC Review

If Knife of Dunwall illustrates one thing, it’s that Dishonored‘s base mechanics work really, really well.

By Tim McDonald | 18 Apr 2013 | 1

Impire expands the dungeon with new multiplayer modes

Cyanide and Paradox have expanded their evil strategy dungeon title Impire with new content which now available for free to all players.

By Paul Younger | 18 Apr 2013 | Comments Off

Firefall open beta date now set for July

Red 5 Studios are ready to swing open the doors on the the open beta for Firefall,  the jet-pack fuelled MMO shooter.

By Paul Younger | 18 Apr 2013 | Comments Off

New Leviathan Warships trailer wants to sex you up

Sit back, relax, pour yourself a drink, this Leviathan Warships trailer from Paradox will ease you into a world of sexiness that would even put Barry White to shame.

By Paul Younger | 18 Apr 2013 | 3

Company of Heroes 2 Collector’s Edition back on sale and revamped

Following the demise of THQ the Company of Heroes Collector’s Edition took a break from being on sale, but now SEGA are at the helm, the CE is back.

By Paul Younger | 18 Apr 2013 | Comments Off

Dreamfall Chapters, Death Inc, Battle Worlds: Kronos get Greenlight

There’s a great mix of new titles which have just been given the Steam Greenlight thanks to gamers voting on Steam.

By Paul Younger | 17 Apr 2013 | Comments Off

Live the HGV driving dream with this Euro Truck Sim 2 contest

Thanks to the curious lure of Euro Truck Simulator 2, many of us out there have learned the virtual skills of a Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) driver.

By Peter Parrish | 17 Apr 2013 | Comments Off

Get to the chopper! Air Conflicts: Vietnam gets trailer

A new trailer for BitComposer’s Vietnam themed action flight sim has flown in today showing action from the game.

By Paul Younger | 17 Apr 2013 | Comments Off

Flower power: Bethesda’s latest weird message is some burning sunflowers

Bethesda is continuing its campaign of weird advertising today, with a new Vine-posted loop of some burning sunflowers.

By Peter Parrish | 17 Apr 2013 | 2

Metro: Last Light PC system requirements revealed

Deep Silver are gearing up for the release of the Metro: Last Light on the PC and today they revealed the system specs before it released on 14 May.

By Paul Younger | 17 Apr 2013 | Comments Off

Jagged Alliance: Flashback is set the during Cold War, will be Kickstarted

Danish developers Full Control have spilled a couple more beans from the big pot of detail stew about their foray into the Jagged Alliance series.

By Peter Parrish | 17 Apr 2013 | Comments Off